mountaineering - mt rainier - July 5, 2022

We plan to do a 2-day climb to Mt Rainier (14,411 ft), the highest mountain in Washington State, via the Disappointment Cleaver (DC) route. While the climb will take only 2 days, the trip schedule will be from July 5th (arrival) to July 9th or 10th (departure) so we will be able to adjust the climbing dates based on the weather and conditions. Climb Day 1: from Paradise TH to Camp Muir (4.5 miles, 4,500 ft gain). Stay at Camp Muir. Climb Day 2: From Camp Muir to the summit (9 miles RT, 4,500 ft gain/loss) & from Camp Muir to Paradise TH. The DC route is not considered technical. But participants must: 1) have stamina to hike 6 hours with a heavy pack on Day 1 and 13 hours on Day 2; 2) not have a history of altitude sickness - ideally have done a 14er(s) without having altitude sickness; 3) be willing to buy/rent necessary individual gear if necessary - we already have most of the group gear; and 4) have at least basic mountaineering skills (e.g. how to use crampons, ice axe etc) and be willing to participate in workshops/practice if they have not learned skills for glacier travel and crevasse rescue - there will be mountaineering workshops as well as practice sessions. For more details, please contact the organizer (please include your current fitness level and mountaineering experience). Limit 8. WMC members only. Co-organized with David Baumann.

Level:EXT
Organizer:Akiko Kamimura
Date:Tue Jul 5 2022 — Sat Jul 9 2022
Meeting Place:Registration required